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Victorinox Pioneer X. It just replaced my Victorinox Stayglow Huntsman as my EDC knife.

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This steel blue* 2015 limited edition Victorinox Pioneer is of great beauty. I impulse bought it, and I don’t regret that, even if I will quickly ruin its collector value by EDCing it. I almost want to buy another black Pioneer to complement it.

*yes I know

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We may have lost David, but we can always count on Street Bowie.

On a peut-être perdu David, mais on peut toujours compter sur Street Bowie.

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The 2015 limited edition Victorinox aloxes are very sexy in that shade of petrol blue. I just feel dumb to discover them only now.

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Belle et heureuse nouvelle année ! Frohes neues Jahr ! Felice anno nuovo ! Happy new year !

Fred Perrin La Griffe, Fred Perrin Neck Bowie, Philippe Perotti Commander, Fred Perrin Street Bowie, Philippe Perotti KFK – a good stack of tactical French knives.

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Stiletto, steel with style. Circa 1650. National Art Museum of Wrocław.

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Yesterday’s BTW (2015-10-13) : 9 km in 25 minutes. Abject failure since, against meteo predictions, a violent storm fell on me on my way back home and a nice delivery guy picked me up very quickly. Mostly hills. Very nice ride to work.

Today’s BTW (2015-10-14) : sweater weather, 17 km in 45 minutes. Very nice ride, mostly hills (+211 meters, -260 meters), a lot of cows.

Did a good action, got rewarded by karma less than two minutes later by having a shock cord tightener’s hook caught in the back wheel, then exploding on the steepest hill in order to be stuck everywhere in the gears and spokes. And of course I forgot my multitool at work. The Spyderco worked very efficiently, if not elegantly.

wynfrith replied to your photoset :

They say Salt melt ice.   Spyderco Pacific Salt on…

How is that knife?

Oh, it’s one of my favourite in general. It’s mostly a Delica, so it’s a great package in a lightweight form, with the added advantages of being totally impervious to rust (there are only titanium, FRN and H1 ferrous alliage) and one of the last Spyderco you can open with a flick of the wrist.

The only trouble is that H1 “steel” got a very soft edge. I think it took me three years of regular sharpenning to get it hardened. So don’t expect to keep it sharp after using it over one or two tomatoes. It’s a bit like a Victorinox.

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While in Aosta I bought a very nice hand engraved Opinel. Walnut handle, high polished inox blade. At first the blade was very hard to open, but thanks to the heatwave, the wood has dried and now it’s perfect. One of the advantage of this kind of adornment is the grip you can have on what is otherwise a rather slippery handle.

krom60 replied to your photoset :

Classic European knives – Douk Douk (mini), Oliver…

Le Douk-Douk simple robuste pas cher Un petit Coursolle en plus et c’était parfait 🙂

J’ai eu un Coursolle, y a longtemps, de mémoire avec une clef à molette et un volleyeur sur les cotes. Je l’ai perdu, mais je n’en garde pas un souvenir époustouflant. Je regrette beaucoup plus mon London vintage.